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Mastering: Autodesk® Revit® Architecture 2011 by James Vandezande, Phil Read, Eddy Krygiel

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Chapter 1. Beyond Basic Documentation

In this chapter, we'll cover some of the principles of a successful building information modeling (BIM) approach within your office environment and summarize some of the many tactics possible using BIM in today's design workflow. We'll explain the fundamental characteristics of maximizing your investment in BIM and moving beyond documentation with the BIM model.

In this chapter, you'll learn to

  • Leverage the BIM model

  • Know how BIM affects firm culture

  • Focus your investment in BIM

Leveraging the BIM Model

Note

Building Information Modeling or BIM is a parametric, 3D model that is used to generate plans, section, elevations, perspectives, details, schedules—all of the necessary components to document the design of a ...

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